Nactarome acquires natural caramel ingredients specialist Royal Buisman, and creates a strategic presence in the Netherlands


29th April 2024

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Nactarome has today announced it has completed the acquisition of Royal Buisman, a leading producer of natural, clean label, caramel ingredients, with broad application and functionality across food and beverage categories, leveraging over 150+ years of history. Rothschild&Co acted as sole financial advisor to Nactarome, EY as financial and tax advisors, Van Campen Liem as legal advisors, and WSP as environmental advisors.

Nactarome provides a comprehensive portfolio of all-in-one natural flavourings, extracts, colourings and functional ingredients to the global food and beverage industry. The group has seen exponential growth in the last five years, now comprising of 12 production sites and over 550 employees.

Royal Buisman will provide a complementary addition to Nactarome’s portfolio, whilst increasing geographical diversification and blue-chip customer exposure. Royal Buisman have a large set of loyal international blue chip customers across Benelux, Europe, South East Asia and North America.

Royal Buisman has a unique portfolio of dry powder and liquid caramel solutions, providing its customers with differentiating flavouring, colouring and texture solutions.

Robert Hoopman – CEO, Royal Buisman commented:
“Our management team sees huge potential in joining the Nactarome group to create a leading natural ingredients company. The combined business offers a great opportunity to pursue attractive synergies by creating innovative flavour and colour solutions to the benefit of customers across international food markets.”

Luigi Del Monaco – CEO, Nactarome commented:
“We are thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of Royal Buisman and welcome the talented team and strong “clean label” products into our organization. This strategic move aligns with Nactarome long-term growth goals and strengthens our position in the market. We look forward to the exciting opportunities and continued success ahead as we integrate and collaborate with our new partners”